IHG has signed a management agreement with India-based hospitality company Devatva for the Holiday Inn Dehradun Mussoorie Diversion Road in northern India. The hotel is expected to open in 2023.
Popularly known as the gateway city of Uttarakhand, Dehradun is home to several notable educational institutions. The city has grown in popularity as a destination for meetings and events, attracting business from both corporate and social events segments. Additionally, the growth of small- to medium-scale industries in the state over the past five to six years has boosted corporate travel into Dehradun and neighboring regions.
The new-build Holiday Inn will be a 20-minute drive from the city center and have 140 guestrooms. Public space will include a restaurant, a bar, a lounge, an outdoor pool and a gym. The property also will have a business center, boardrooms and an events venue to accommodate more than 500 guests, in order to cater to the demands coming from MICE and corporate segments.
Commenting on the announcement, Sudeep Jain, VP/development, South West Asia, IHG said the Holiday Inn brand family has "picked up tremendous momentum in India in the last couple of years and the brand footprint has expanded significantly across key cities in the country. As the Holiday Inn brand gains further popularity with the guests as well as our owners and partners, we will continue to increase our presence and strengthen our position as an eminent player in the Indian hospitality industry."
IHG currently has 36 hotels operating across four brands in India and 43 hotels due to open in the next two to three years (as of late June).